Striking, colorful, insightful new murals have popped up all over the city. The diversity of the neighborhoods in which they appear is matched only by the diversity of artists themselves. We have a Brazilian in Little Tokyo. A German in Playa del Rey. An Englishman in Culver City.
Stanton’s modestly sized piece on the corner of Mateo and Seventh is visible only when traveling south on Mateo. Its electricity serves as a fitting centerpiece to the neighborhood, which has become an exponentially growing source of culture, and is home to Bestia, Stumptown, Church & State, Blue Bottle Coffee and the Springs. Stanton’s mechanistic representation of an X-rayed head doesn’t make a clear statement, but its aesthetic impact is unmatched.